|Natalie Bornstein 13Jan2011 Yiddish Book Center|
Natalie Bornstein, a freshman at Smith College, is a student in the Yiddish Book Centerâs January term classes in Yiddish language and culture. She grew up in Auburn, Maine, where her parents are both from as well. Her father is Jewish and her mother is Catholic/French-Canadian. Natalie considers herself Jewish even though some of her Jewish friends may not consider her to be so. Natalie attended a Jewish pre-school and then went to public school in Maine...
Keywords: Favorite Yiddish word; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; United States; Canada; Youth group; Education; Roots/heritage; January Term; Auburn Maine; Smith College; Bat Mitzvah; Wexler Oral History Project; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center
|Lili Bermant 26oct2010 Yiddish Book Center|
Lili Bermant is an 83-year-old widow from Antwerp, Belgium, currently living in Amherst, Massachusetts. Lili started the interview talking about her upbringing in Belgium before the outbreak of World War II. Both of her parents were Jewish, her mother from a religious family in Poland. Her mother, wanting to get a better education, came to Belgium from Poland. She spoke German and French. Lili's father spoke Flemish and Yiddish, but as Lili said, somehow they made it work...
Keywords: Antwerp; Belgium; Amherst; Massachusetts; Poland; Holocaust; France; Cuba; Jewish Identity; Shomer Haditi; New York; Bar Mitzvah; Diamond Broker; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Immigration; Migration; and place; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Latin America; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Travel; Wexler Oral History Project; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center
|Robert Booth 21July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)|
Robert Booth was interviewed by David Schlitt on July 21, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Eastern Europe; Yiddish language; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; United States; Summer camp; Youth group; Education; Love/Relationships; Career and Professional Life; Western Europe; Visual Arts; Travel; Jewish Identity; Holocaust; Rosh Hashanah; Advice; Religion and ritual; Politics and political movements; Robert Booth; Great Depression; 1930s; New York City; NYC; Florida; St. Louis; Prague; NFTY; North American Federation of Temple Youth; Alekh Shindler; 1970s; Netherlands; Holland; Sculptor; Sculpture; Latvia; 1990s; New Hampshire; George McGovern; Chicago; 1970s; Boston; New Zealand; Indianapolis; Tucson; Arizona; Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp
|Sophia Wise 21January2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)|
Sophia Wise speaks about her family background. As a child her mother sang Tumbalalaika, which she didn't realize was Yiddish until she took the January term Yiddish course at the Book Center. She speaks about her great-grandfather's Yiddish letters, which she hopes to be able to read. Sophia then goes into detail about growing up as a Jew in Orlando, Florida and her family's involvement in the Jewish community...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Childhood; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Other Jewish languages; Theater; Music; Holocaust; Religion and ritual; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Orlando; Florida; Tess Wise; Holocaust Memorial Resource Education Center of Florida; USY; Kadima; United Synagogue Youth; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
|Diana Bregman Feld 13September2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)|
Diana Bregman Feld is the daughter of published Yiddish poet, Edith Kaplan Bregman. In this interview, Diana talked quite a bit about her mother, who was born in Telekhany, a shtetl in Belarus. Edith moved to the United States, to New York, with her family when she was thirteen. She read voraciously (Dreiser, Dostoyevsky, Shakespeare, all the Yiddish writers) and began writing poems as a teenager. She went to Palestine in the 1920s to take part in building the Jewish state, and there she met and...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Other Jewish languages; Dance; Music; Press; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; World War Two; Holocaust; Education; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Summer camp; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Urban; Shtetl; Telekhany; Belarus; Bronx; Brighton Beach; Brooklyn; Palestine; Israel; Lee; Massachusetts; Berkshires; Boynton Beach; Florida; Sholom Secunda; Zuni Maud; Mordechai Yardeni; Jacob Glatshtein; Avrom Reyzin; Dovid Pinski Yiddishe Shule; Hebrew University; Camp Kinderwelt; Temple Emanuel; Great Neck; NY; Jewish Federation; Jewish National Fund; Yidish Natsionaler Arbeter Farband; Habonim; Poale Zion; Zionist Organization of America; Reform; ybc